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We were within the vestibule before he had begun to toll the years.

Because, as goddess of the land, she claims her toll, the toll of human blood.

At the first stroke of twelve the prison-bell began to toll.

Suddenly the bell began to toll with slow and regular strokes.

The church bell began to toll, and Kate started up and listened.

He had reached the battle-ground where death had claimed its toll of human passion.

The toll is three piastres, (about twelve cents,) for a man and horse.

Let poverty do its worst in exacting its toll of humiliation.

As long as men will travel on the water, the sea-gods will take their toll.

In this way they escape the payment of Chinese likin, or toll taxes.

WORD ORIGIN

"tax, fee," Old English toll, variant of toln, cognate with Old Norse tollr, Old Frisian tolen, Old High German zol, German Zoll, representing an early Germanic borrowing from Late Latin tolonium "custom house," from Latin telonium "tollhouse," from Greek teloneion "tollhouse," from telones "tax-collector," from telos "tax" (see tele-; for sense, cf. finance). Originally in a general sense of "payment exacted by an authority;" meaning "charge for right of passage along a road" is from late 15c.

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